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JANUARY 7 - Today in Food History

• National Tempura Day (Tempura Recipes)
• Diet Resolution Week (Jan 1-7, 2017)

On this day in:

1618 Francis Bacon became Lord Chancellor of England.

1784 David Landreth started the first seed business in the U.S. in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Today the D. Landreth Seed Company is the fifth oldest corporation in America. (D. Landreth Seed Co. website)

1789 The first U.S. presidential election is held.

1827 Sir Sanford Fleming was born. He devised the present system of time zones while working for the Canadian Pacific Railway.
(Time and Time Zone Trivia & Facts)

1830 The Baltimore & Ohio Railroad began rail service.

1889 In Canada the British Columbia Cattlemen's Association is founded.

1896 'The Boston Cooking School Cook Book' is published, later known as the 'Fannie Farmer Cook Book.' (see also March 23, 1857  &  Fannie M. Farmer)

1901 Alfred Packer is released from prison. He served 18 years for cannibalism after being stranded in the Rocky Mountains. (Actually he was convicted of murder, since cannibalism was not against the law).

1906 Aristotle Onassis was born (Jan 20 new style). He died March 15, 1975.  Greek shipping magnate.

1908 Proctor & Gamble registered the 'Ivory Soap' trademark.

1947 'Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer' is #1 on the U.S. pop music charts.

1958 Ant Farms go on sale. Milton Levine had the idea at a July 4th family picnic. (Ant Trivia & Facts)

1963 U.S. 1st class postage rates are raised to 5 cents

1968 U.S. 1st class postage rates are raised to 6 cents

1972 "American Pie" by Don McLean is #1 on the charts. (Pie Recipes)

1990 The famous Leaning Tower of Pisa in Italy was closed to the public for years of corrective reconstruction and stabilization. It reopened on Dec 15, 2001.

2001 U.S. 1st class postage rates are raised to 34 cents.

Fred Turner died (born Jan 6, 1933).  In 1956 he was one of the first employees hired by McDonald's founder Ray Kroc.  He rose quickly through the ranks, and succeeded founder Ray Kroc as CEO in 1977. He founded Hamburger University in 1961 and was a co-founder of Ronald McDonald House Charities.
(McDonald’s Trivia  --  Ray Kroc Bio)

2015 Los Angeles U.S. District Judge Stephen Wilson ruled that California’s ban on the sale of foie gras was illegal because it encroaches on the regulatory domain of the federal government. It is still illegal to produce foie gras in California. (Foie Gras Trivia & Facts)


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